Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association

Redevelopment Project Update - Feb 2010

We are nearing completion of the Detailed Business Case to support redevelopment of our existing indoor Riding Arena and attached stables and barn.

Over the past two months the consultant for the project:

  • Prepared building configuration and alternative location plans for the new project elements
  • Displayed the alternatives in the WELCA’s Community Room from December 16 – January 15
  • Obtained over twenty written comments on the alternatives from those who viewed the display
  • Continued with the development of the financial aspects of the project including capital and operating costs

There was almost unanimous agreement by viewers of the display and the Project’s Steering Committee that any development alternative that required a temporary closing of the existing facility was unacceptable. Alternatives to redevelop the facility on the site of the existing arena have been dropped from consideration.

The project in its entirety comprises approximately 145,000 square feet (13,500 square metres) of building space.

We are scheduling to complete the Detailed Business Case in March 2010 at which time it will be submitted to the City for consideration.

A fund-raising feasibility study has been commissioned by the Board to determine the extent that project funds can be raised to supplement any government funding available.

Upcoming Events

Little Bits Spring Session

11 week program starts April 1

Balanced Rider Put Into Practice

April 29 6pm - classroom

Corrective Exercises by Jenifer Parks, Equiletics

Presented by EAADA $30/session or $50/both
April 26 7-9pm Classroom
May 3 7-9pm Classroom

Breath Work Clinic with Karl Faes (16+ only)

$65/session
May 4 5-9pm Classroom

Pony Poop Compost Sale 10am-2pm

May 5 & 6
May 20 & 21

Edmonton Kubota Demo Days

May 12 & 13 - show grounds

J Percy Page Career Day

May 16

Edmonton Classic Horse Show

Cancelled for 2018

AB Green Certificate Testing

May 30 and 31

Moonlight in the Meadows

Technology networking conference - show grounds
June 8

WELCA Horsemanship Year End Show

Kids, Hounds & Homecooking
June 23 & 24

Pony Up Half Day Summer Camps (ages 4-9)

July 9-13 FULL
July 23-27 FULL
August 6-10 FULL

Horse Rider Summer Camps (ages 9-14)

July 2-6 FULL
July 16-20 FULL
August 13-17 FULL

Feathered Horse Classic Show

July 20-22

Equine Massage Therapy Long Course

August 6 - September 14

Edmonton Kennel Club Regional Dog Show

August 8-12

AB North Pony Club Show

August 22 - 26

Chasing the Wind - Story of Horses

Documentary Viewing Party
September 16, 8pm - Classroom


Horse Racing Alberta

p. 780.435.3597
e. info@welca.ca

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